Meredith Ogilvie-Thompson

Content Strategist, Copywriter

EXPERT and VERSATILE WRITER, with extensive experience producing financial and business development copy

I am a versatile writer, with more than 25 years experience writing News, Finance, Features, Scripts & Voice-Over Narratives, Branding Narratives, Annual Reports, and Speeches. I have particularly extensive experience writing about business and finance, having been both a financial reporter, as well as a Senior Managing Director at a boutique investment bank. In addition to producing content, I am frequently asked to consult on business development strategy, have written many pitch decks and annual reports, as well as promotional copy for business development events and initiatives.

Publications include: The Financial Times, The Telegraph, Business Day, VOGUE, Porter, Stella, Horizon (with the WSJ), SNOW, Good Housekeeping, The Lady, and others.

Films include: Blood Diamond - worked closely with Oscar-nominated director Edward Zwick during pre-production of $100million feature film, helping to re-write the script, as well as advise on historical background of the diamond industry in Africa; Okavango Untamed (pilot, Discovery International) - wrote script for voice-over narrative

Brand narratives and general copywriting, including: SNOW Magazine - wrote copy for launch of proprietary line of branded products; 21 Drops - responsible for comprehensive brand copywriting for original 21 products

Annual Reports include: ISLP (International Senior Lawyer's Project), and Africa50 Infrastructure Fund
Categories
Content Types
Article, Blog Post, Social Copy, Interview, Product Description, Press Release, Ad/Promotional Copy, Infographic Copy, Email Newsletter, Presentation, Script, Live Event, Documentary, Landing Page
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Columbia University , BA
University of Cambridge, MA
New York, NY, USA|English
Publications
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Published Editorial (Magazines)

5
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Article
Becoming Sierra, SNOW Magazine

Commissioned by SNOW Publisher / Editor-in-Chief Barb Sanders to write feature profile on Sierra Quitiquit - professional free skier, model and activist

December 25th, 2018
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Article
The Bitter Pill, PORTER Magazine

Commissioned by Feature Editor Vassi Chamberlain to write feature story on the global rise of prescription drug abuse

June 30th, 2014
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Article
One And Only, VOGUE Magazine

Commissioned by VOGUE Beauty Editor Sarah Brown to write feature story on signature scents

February 1st, 2010
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Article
There's Something About Lee, SNOW Magazine

Commissioned to write feature profile of Aspen's arbiter of style - Lee Keating - for Snow Magazine

January 1st, 2015
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Article
The Black & White Truth Behind Human Greed, HORIZON

Commissioned to write cover story on the international trade in illegal wildlife products

November 1st, 2013

Annual Reports

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Presentation
AFRICA50 Annual Report

Designed and wrote annual report for Africa50, a pan-African infrastructure fund backed by the African Development Bank

September 1st, 2016
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Presentation
ISLP Annual Report

Designed and wrote Annual Report for ISLP, a global non-profit that provides pro bono legal support to emerging market governments and civil societies

October 14th, 2015

Press Releases / Pitch Decks

2
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Live Event
Africa House Launch Press Release

Press release for Africa House, a week-long event I developed and launched during UN General Assembly 2018

September 20th, 2018
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Presentation
Africa House

Ideas deck for a project I developed, which launched during UN General Assembly 2018

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